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NEMO Hornet 2P 3-Season Backpacking Tent


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Item # NEMC5202
The ultra-lightweight (1 lb 15 oz) NEMO Hornet 2P 3-Season tent offers fast-paced minimalist-oriented backpackers a sturdy weatherproof freestanding shelter at a fraction of the bulk and weight you’d traditionally expect.
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The ultra-lightweight (minimum weight of 1 pound 15 ounces) NEMO Hornet 2P 3-Season tent offers fast-paced minimalist-oriented backpackers a sturdy weatherproof freestanding shelter at a fraction of the bulk and weight they’d traditionally expect. The tent’s streamlined profile helps shed wind and water during bad weather and the full mesh canopy offers good ventilation in warmer weather.

Two large side-entry doors make entering and exiting the tent easier on the body and create convenient access for two people. Dual vestibules offer space to stow gear and better coverage from the rain. An internal storage pocket utilizes light-diffusing fabric to turn a headlamp (sold separately) into a lantern capable of illuminating the interior of the tent.

A single hubbed-pole design creates a unique architecture with free-standing support and minimized weight. NEMO has moved the front pole hub overhead which creates more interior volume without the need for an additional ridge pole. Corner guyout points with a unique triangulated design at the “foot” of the tent can be staked-out to maximize internal space or left un-staked for weight savings.

A raised waterproof bathtub-style floor enhances performance in poor weather and also cuts down on wear-and-tear. Fully seam taped construction and the PU-coated Sil Nylon rainfly further bolster weather protection. A custom-fit footprint (sold separately) can be used to offer additional protection against standing water rocks and roots.

Each NEMO Hornet 2P backpacking tent includes a stuff sack, guyout cord, stakes, and a repair kit.

  • Two large side doors make entry/exit easier and provide easier gear access as well as more rain coverage
  • Includes luxury details like the Light Pockets, volumizing guy-outs and watertight compression stuff sack
  • No other 2-person freestanding tents on the market provide two doors and vestibules in the 2lb category
  • Footprint sold separately



Best Use Backpacking
Average Min Weight 2 lbs
Average Packed Weight 2 lb 5 oz
Warranty Limited Lifetime
Vestibule Area 16 sq ft
Sleeping Capacity 2
Seasons 3
Seam Sealed Taped Seams
Pole Type DAC Featherlite NFL Aluminum
Pole Diameter 8.7 mm
Packed Size 19" x 5"
Number of Poles 1
Other Stuff Sack Included
Material Fly: 10D Sil / PU Nylon Ripstop (1200mm)
Canopy: 15D Nylon Ripstop Ripstop / No see um mesh
Floor: 15D Sil / PU Nylon Ripstop (1500mm)
Interior Height 40"
Freestanding Yes
Floor Dimension 85" x 51"
Floor Area 28 sq ft
Doors 2
Clips or Sleeves Clips


Real Customer Reviews

Average Rating:
(based on 13 real customer reviews)

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Great Tent
Reviewed by Kyle B. - May 28, 2018

Likes: Light, easy setup & breakdown.

Dislikes: Snug for two full size adults but not uncomfortable. Material is thin but has held up very well.

OK Tent,
Reviewed by Nolty A. - April 11, 2018

Likes: Light Weight, dual doors, easy set up.

Dislikes: Held dampness in fly for a long time. Fly dosent extend down all the way on one end and effectively creates a situation as if its a single wall tent.

Wanted to love it, but not the best for wet climates.
Reviewed by Mark D. - April 9, 2018

Likes: Two doors. Fairly light for two door tent. Quality seem good.

Dislikes: Does not do well in high humidity. Single wall head wets on the inside. Fly like a sponge. Tent gained 5.3 ozs during a warm humid night. Fly took hours to dry. Little headroom unless you are right in the center. Four corner stakes not adjustable in their location, so in rocky areas hard to get tent tensioned right.

Definitely not a two person tent if either person wants to do anything other than lay still like a mummy.

Great tent, light as a feather!
Reviewed by Barry W. - April 9, 2018

Likes: Packability, easy setup

Dislikes: A little too small, zippers catch a little.

Love It!!
Reviewed by Hendrik J. - March 19, 2018

Likes: I chose this tent for size and weight, packability after watching a ton of videos on it, and other tents. I like the fact that it’s easy to set up, which is something I need; esp after a long day when I am tired, I need ease. There were 2 other tents in consideration, both great tents also, but I like the way the Hornet looks; to me is important when you haul stuff around —I know it’s shallow. For the extra weight (negligible) the 2 person gives me ample room for me and my stuff, and the vestibules accommodate my pack etc. handily. Zippers work well, which when one wants to close the vestibule when it starts to rain while sleeping is a must. On my first trip with the Hornet I’ve had hard winds 20 mph, light rain too. I did decide to separate the tent, stakes and poles in separate packages for my packing purposes; this works great for me. Also I opted to get the ground sheet, just to protect the tent floor. The tent performed outstanding so far and I am quite pleased with my purchase.

Dislikes: none

Easy setup
Reviewed by Guthrie F. - March 14, 2018

Likes: This tent was super easy to setup. With a 20% off coupon backcountry edge was the cheapest price around.

Dislikes: The floor material seems thin.

This thing pulsates with innovation!
Reviewed by David B. - March 10, 2018

Likes: Very lightweight, innovative stuff sack that allows you to stuff the tent down smaller, roomy for one person, it looks amazing, and it totally makes you feel a rockstar sporting this kind of thing.

Dislikes: SOOoooo delicate. I wish it came with more repair patches.

Best ultralight semi-freestanding double wall tent
Reviewed by Diego H. - October 1, 2017

Likes: Weight, interior space, compact, easy setup, great in wind with all guylines, color, high bath tub, double side doors, double vestibule, interior pockets, great ventilation.

Dislikes: No dislikes yet. Haven't tested in rain, so can't say it's waterproof.

Reviewed by mkearl - September 25, 2017

Likes: Light, fast to setup, excellent.

Dislikes: Get a foot print.

Love my new Nemo Hornet. Easy set up and roomy. And Backcountry Edge made it so easy to order.
Reviewed by Keith V. - September 2, 2017

Likes: Easy set-up

Dislikes: Nothing

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